Our collection contains approximately ten thousand fiction and non-fiction books, including a growing selection of graphic novels. Fiction books, or novels, are shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name. Non-fiction books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. This system, created by Melvil Dewey in 1873, is the most widely used classification system in the world. The Dewey Decimal Classification System is divided into ten major categories:
000. Computer science and general works
100. Philosophy and psychology
300. Social sciences
700. Arts and recreation
900. History and geography
White labels representing each category of the Dewey Decimal Classification System are posted at the end of each bookshelf to help patrons navigate the isles. Aside from books, our library also houses 28 research computers, 28 magazines, and a coin operated photocopier.
Books, excluding reference, can be signed out for a three week period. Magazines and graphic novels can be signed out for a one week period. A fee or fine of 25¢ per day is applied to each late item. All library items must be returned prior to each examination period. All fees or fines must be paid prior to each examination period. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.